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“4.5 - Would Have Been a "5" if They Served Coffee!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chicken Latino

Chicken Latino
Ranked #306 of 2,155 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Portsmouth, Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“4.5 - Would Have Been a "5" if They Served Coffee!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Okay - so we hit "The Strip" for breakfast and saw the lines at Delucos and put our name on the list at Pamelas. That's when we noticed this little Peruvian restaurant across the street that had a sign outside advertising "Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo!" We looked at each other and decided to ditch the line at Pamelas and head over to Chicken Latino. Since we were there for breakfast we asked for coffee. The one disappointment was that they did not serve coffee - not even Peruvian coffee.
We ordered sodas and then asked the waitress what kind of breakfast burritos they served. That's when we learned that they have one breakfast burrito - with chorizo!! Along with the eggs and chorizo we could choose with or without cheese and green peppers. When the burritos arrived they were HUGE and we decided to use forks and knives rather than try to manage it with both hands. The chorizo was delicious - not to spicy, but I did appreciate the salsa and sour cream that were served on the side. The food was AMAZING!
What a wonderful surprise that left us very happy that we ditched the lines across the street and were able to enjoy our Peruvian Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo! The service was great, the food was fabulous and the prices were very reasonable.
The next time we visit Pittsburgh we will return to Chicken Latino but the next time for lunch. The chicken quasadilla that the little boys were eating that were sitting next to us looked so delicious I really wanted just to grab one out of their hands. Chicken Latino is the place to go: for breakfast or lunch!

  • Visited September 2012
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Chicago
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Peruvian Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a surprising lunch delight. Our son raved about this casual Strip District joint, so we planned a lunch there on a weekday while visiting Pittsburgh. Amazing chicken, my husband's favorite dish. The spices were amazing, and the chicken juicy and delicious. We had sides of beans, rice, fries, cole slaw and a side of sweet plaintains. All were wonderful flavors. The service was really quick, with generous portions and very reasonable prices. Also enjoyed watermelon and mango - real, I mean real, fruit smoothies! Would have liked to try the flan dessert, but we were heading out to kayak and didn't want to sink the boat! Will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank trishtogo
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A great change of pace.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Certainly a new experience for us. The rotisserie chicken was very good. An unusual blend of spices makes the mouth water. I couldn't finish a half chicken, there was just too much meat. The fried plantains were a semi-sweet palate cleanser that would have been made better with some powdered sugar. Fast and friendly service made this informal eatery a perfect choice for a quick lunch in the Pittsburgh Strip District.

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Thank RichLP
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Amazing food you have to try”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

This place is a well kept secret. The chicken is outstanding, but the roast pork which is served only on weekends is the best you will taste anywhere. The place is low key and the prices are extremely reasonable. Their spicy green sauce is potent.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Sbroumand_Nomad
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Pittsburgh
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Comfortable, casual and terrific food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

Loved the Peruvian chicken at Chicken Latino - cooked to perfection and served with excellent sides. Service was fast and friendly. Very casual, a great spot for a quick but comfortable lunch. We plan to become regulars!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank JamesJoy
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